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Pestana Viking
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Porches
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 November 2013

A four star hotel with plenty of facilities .The hotel is kept very clean in all the rooms , the public rooms are large with plenty of seating (although the hotel was not full at the end of October)
We stayed on a very generous B & B offer although we did eat in a couple of evenings .Breakfasts and other food was very good and there were plenty of good restaurants still open. The bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable .Because of some mobility problems we did find the location a little out of the way but the hotel did assist with a limited local mini bus service.
The staff were as good and helpfull as you might hope .
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Been here while visiting Algarve and must say that we had a very good price, but the Hotel clearly surpassed our expectations, clean, friendly and well situated.
And there plenty of good restaurants near by, with fresh fish which is always good!

Would stay again if in the area!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Excellent hotel, very clean and spacious rooms. Great staff who were very helpful. The food was as you would expect in a hotel like this - some was to our taste and some not. But there was plenty of it, lots of meat/fish and lots of choice. The hotel is near a couple of beautiful beaches and is in a peaceful location. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed for a week at the beginning of October. The hotel is in a lovely spot by the sea. Our room was on the 4th floor and had lovely views. The room was very clean and the cleaner came everyday and cleaned it to perfection. It was very spacious and had a well equiped kitchen. We stayed half board - not something we would do again. The breakfasts weren't fantastic and dinners not that good but I guess it's personal preferrence. We went out for 2 nights to a lovely restaurant on the main road past the supermarket.
The outdoor swimming pool was lovely, freezing at first when you got in but then felt lovely and warm.
If you want a quiet relaxing holiday, away from it all then this is ideal.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jollynolly
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Amazing two beaches near the hotel. You can hear ocean from your room! Nice kitchenette in every room with full set of crockery
Hotel definitely needs a renovation. Superior room was with a lot of scratches on the walls, the plaster in some places is falling off. In bathroom the door frame was broken

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

WE spend 1 week in this hotel and it was excellent holidays. Our room on 5 floor was comfortably furnished. Breakfast is good, dinner very tasty. Hotel location great just 2 min to the beach, 10 min go to the supermarket.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Pestana Viking before moving to Pestana Palm Gardens for a week. The hotel is up to the usual Pestana standards and the staff are all exceptionally helpful. Our room on floor 6 was very comfortably furnished with balcony but the view was not overly good being on the side of the hotel. We enjoyed breakfast which was a comprehensive buffet and the food was good. The large number of guests made the restaurant very crowded around 9 o'clock

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pestana Viking

Address: Praia Senhora da Rocha, Porches 8400-450, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Porches
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Porches
#3 Spa Hotel in Porches
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Porches
#4 Luxury Hotel in Porches
Price Range: £24 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pestana Viking 4*
Number of rooms: 187
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pestana Viking is a 4-star clifftop hotel in Porches-Armação de Pêra, in the Algarve, 2 minutes on foot from Senhora da Rocha beach. It is one of the most sought-after areas in the Algarve and local life is lively year round. The hotel is surrounded on three sides by grand gardens. Palm trees and green grass lead the way to the beach. The outdoor saltwater swimming pool is surrounded by exotic gardens that will help make your holiday unforgettable. The hotel also offers a wellness area with a heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and gym, where you can relax and schedule your Magic Spa treatment. For dining and drinks, the Pestana Viking offers two restaurants and a bar. The rooms have views of the sea or the wonderful gardens, each equipped with Wi-Fi and a private balcony. ... more   less 
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